The Cast of From Answer Burning Questions About Season 2
A few stars of the hit show, From, participated in a press day for the upcoming second season on MGM+. We sat down with Elizabeth Saunders, Scott McCord, Eion Bailey, and Catalina Sandino Moreno and discussed the new season, their roles, and some themes of the show.
FROM unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down. In season two, hidden truths about the nature and terrifying origins of the town begin to emerge, even as life for its residents is plunged into chaos by the arrival of mysterious newcomers.
Catalina Sandino Moreno and Eion Bailey play the Matthew’s family matriarch, Tabitha, and patriarch, Jim, who are juggling taking care of their two children while being trapped in this strange town. We spoke about being parents during this tumultuous time and the potential of leading these lost people. Let’s see what they had to say:
GN: So, throughout season one, we learned that the Matthews family ends up in a town as he tried to repair the wedge created in their marriage and family. Do you feel like being trapped in this town is serving as some sort of extreme marriage counseling? Or has marriage taken a backseat to the focus of survival and parenting?
Bailey: What we have seen is that when the family dynamic has been fractured by the loss of our son, and we may not recover, and then there was this incredible furthering of tragedy of being stuck in this place, or the potential for tragedy anyways. And we’re either going to collapse under the weight of it all, or find a way to really wreak rekindle that, that flame of partnership between us and find our way out of here. And so far, it’s working.
Moreno: I think we are making it work because of our children, not because we sat down and talked about us. I think that’s a conversation that we have dodged that the first season never happened. And the second season, it was just too much going on. That never happened. I think that there was a conversation that was missed in the first season that I would have loved to have had and talk about us instead of like, we need to take care of the children, we need to take care of you when you just you know, just save them.
I think that’s, that’s, that’s that. And we made it make it together, we make it happen. Because of our children. The children, if we were not stuck in that town and the children were not in danger, then I think they would have gotten a divorce. But because they’re in that situation, they made that relationship work because of the children and because of course, everything that surrounds them, but not because of the fix the relationship them together.
GN: With Boyd out of the picture for now as a leader and Kenny being put into a situation he’s not necessarily prepared for. Do you feel like we will see Tabitha and Jim step up in a leadership capacity? Or will the focus remain on their family?
Bailey: I think that happened in the first season with the building of the tower. And or both, Jim and Tabitha having ideas about being proactive about how to find a way out of here, and Jim goes up and she goes down. But both looking for the exit. So, there’s definitely room for more. I can say that Jim is a leader in his work and has leadership ability and his family. So, within this community, totally also potentially as well.
Moreno teases that we can expect the unexpected without divulging too much of what is headed our way, saying:
“There’s a lot of changes and there’s a lot of findings and there’s a lot of answers that I think. I don’t know, the most random person could be a leader. Just going to leave it like that.”
We heard from the Matthew’s family but this nightmarish town has quite a few people in its clutches. Elizabeth Saunders plays the strong and blunt, Donna who presides over Colony House, and Scott McCord plays the mysterious Victor who may just be the first trapped person. We discussed their individual characters and what is in store for them this season, read more below:
GN: You’ve stated before that you didn’t have much information about Donna when you first started the show. Now, you are two seasons deep and we have seen Donna step up from just the leader of Colony House to now a leader in the makeshift community. Do you think we will see Donna embrace her role as a pillar in the community or revert back to prioritizing Colony House?
Saunders: I think she struggles with it. I think she’ll continue to have to, once she’s been raised to that, that she’s sort of asked to keep meeting it. Because that’s in Donna’s nature.
Saunders also teases that we can expect Donna to “lock horns” with a couple of characters during season 2 of ‘From’.
“Victor has been one of the most mysterious and intriguing backgrounds or has some of the most intriguing backgrounds in the town thus far. Are we going to get some answers to how he’s connected to the town and the mystery surrounding it?”
McCord: Yes, what does Victor know? What is it going to be? I mean, look, there’s all kinds of things you’re going to see, there’s all kinds of reveals. There are more questions. I I’ll say this, Victor, and it started last season, right, his memory, it’s starting to get tough things are starting to come up. And that just started with the arrival of the Matthews family and kicking off this whole journey. I will say that now as they go further into it and down that path of let’s get home. Victor is feeling like he’s you know; he’s intimated that he feels like bad things will happen if we continue down that path.
McCord adds that Victor will forge new connections with the residents of the lost town which will likely lead to more of his knowledge and memories being revealed, including some of the town’s history saying:
“I think there’s more that he’s going to want to share just based on the fact that he is making newer connections in this new season that he’s never had before, outside of say, you know, the world that is a colony house with Donna. So now it starts with Tabitha as the season goes on, there’s some other characters as well that he starts to connect with and, and when he regroups with Ethan, as well.”
“And as the story develops… [It] will tell us more about the history of the of the town.”
After speaking with some of the cast we are very excited for what’s to come in season two of From. Continue your From journey with season two and season one on MGM+ with new episodes every Sunday.